Catherine Lie

Catherine Anabella Lie (b. 1992) is an Indonesian interdisciplinary artist, designer, researcher and educator based in Mexico City. Interested in the notion of commoning, Catherine works with scores, videos, texts and their translations to explore alternative histories against the dominant narrative structure. Using commonly found materials in her everyday life: DIY treatments; wild facts and everyday languages, she weaves themes such as interdependencies, mutual intergenerational care, ecology, climate, cyclical time and animacy in contexts such as hospitality and pedagogical experiments. Blending her multiscalar design thinking and fabrication knowledge with lo-fi technologies, she works with digital archives to soil to weathering to gravity, revealing voices oftentimes non-present in our built environments.